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Montclair Raises the Ukrainian Flag

Montclair, NJ - Walk by the flagpole at Church Street and Bloomfield Avenue and you will see it. Montclair is flying the Ukrainian flag in Montclair Center to show solidarity to the people of...

Montclair’s Lackawanna Grocery Store: Larger Than Other Montclair Stores, Will Carry Name Brands

It's not going to be an 80,000 square foot supermarket, but the grocery store at the center of the Lackawanna Station redevelopment will be about half that size -- larger than any of the...

Montclair Public Library Presents Ben Raines in Conversation with Sowande’ Mustakeem, ‘The Last...

On Thursday, April 7, at 7 p.m., Montclair Public Library will be hosting Ben Raines, an award-winning journalist, in conversation with Sowande’ Mustakeem, associate professor of history and African American studies at Washington University...

Bloomfield Fire Department Receives New Truck

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – The Bloomfield Fire Department is pleased to announce the arrival of a new piece of apparatus, a 2021 E-One Metro 100 foot ladder truck. The new apparatus has been placed into...

Bloom! Your Guide To Branch Brook Park’s 46th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival

Newark, NJ – Get ready to frolic amidst 5,200 Cherry Blossom trees in full, glorious bloom. The 46th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival returns April 2-10 after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. Essex...

S.O.F.I.A. Invites Men to Education Luncheon to Eradicate Domestic Violence

East Orange, NJ. - Healthy communities take effort, and you’re invited to contribute your ideas and hands-on commitment! Together with East Orange Mayor Ted Green and the East Orange City Council, Start Out Fresh...

Montclair Police and Montclair Public Schools Partner to Launch LEAD Program

Montclair Police Department/Montclair Public Schools partnership remain strong as ever. Montclair Chief of Police Todd Conforti and Montclair Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jonathan Ponds were on hand for the kick-off of the Law Enforcement...

Vote Montclair Founder ‘Apologizes’ For Causing Distress, Says He Should Have Known Better

On Friday, after news of an opinion piece published Monday caused the organization he founded to implode, Vote Montclair's Erik D'Amato sent an apology of sorts to the organization's email list. D'Amato did not...

Baristanet Profile: Danielle Zinn

Name: Danielle Zinn Where do you live? Montclair, New Jersey. When did you move there? Spring of 2004. Where did you grow up? Mostly in Sussex County, NJ but I spent my younger years in CO and IL. How...

Elephant Plate and BOOMCHIA – Two New Tasty Montclair Eateries Are Vegan Friendly

Montclair has two new businesses catering to the vegan palate, but you don't have to be vegan to discover their deliciousness. Elephant Plate opened at 10 Lackawanna Plaza in Montclair, with a mission to make...

Weekend Family Fun: Seussical, Circus, Pinkalicious and More

Happy weekend! Are you ready for some family-friendly fun? We've rounded up some local events. Check 'em out! On Friday evening, from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM, Schiff Nature Preserve (339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham)...

MontClairVoyant: From the BOE Fray to Rent Control in May?

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, The Board of Education election in March and a possible rent-control referendum in May both had/have antagonistic aspects. Comment? Sincerely, Big Ballot Battles April is the filling in what I call a...

Vote Montclair ‘Implodes’ After Founder Goes Off on Teachers with Seniority

Vote Montclair was the group that worked to get Montclair's Board of Education to change from appointed to elected and saw two candidates it endorsed get elected to the BOE. But its founder, Montclair...

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